A man suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot Tuesday night while working in a convenience store in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.
Tangin Siam, a young clerk at the M&R Store on Shawmut Avenue, is clinging to life after being shot during a robbery. Police were called to the scene around 9:15 p.m.
The store's owner, Abdul Matin, says police told him a man came in shortly before closing and pulled a gun.
Matin says Siam gave the attacker everything he asked for, but the man still took his crime to the next horrific level.
"I don't know why the guy forced him to go to the back room," Matin said. "According to the police detective, they took him to the back room and asking him to lay down. He lay down and he shot. And the police told me only one shot."
That shot was to the right side of Siam's head. He is now in intensive care.
"I'm praying and hoping and, you know, there's not much more you can do or say except for say your prayers," neighbor Mary Quirk said.
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Police are reviewing surveillance footage from inside the store as they hunt for the shooter. No arrests have been made.